Jumping off of a theme in this week’s Featured Interview, we wanted to share some the collage work of designer/illustrator/artist Lily Clark. Clark is local and is super talented. She finds beauty and humor in visual collisions of images from decades past (namely the 1960s) that she replaces to appear like postcards from another humanoid planet. These are her Observers.
Alika Cooper shuffles around a few fabric swatches, placing varying patterns and materials next to each other to see how they look together. She grabs a red and white patterned cloth and two blue swatches.
“Here, this is what I have and I have to make it make sense,” she says pointing to these three different fabrics, three fabrics you would never wear together or even consider being a part of the same product. For Alika, these are her paints: she will use these three, different fabrics to create an art piece that is part painting and part collage.
The first full week of the new year is drawing to an end. What does that mean? Lots of art openings, some closings, some conventions, some sales, and more and more and more. What should you do? We know: CHECK THE RECAP!!
Harry Diaz is a Los Angeles artist who comes by way of Guatemala. His work relies on simple shapes and colors that make a print. They look like strange atoms or a stamp, isolated circular color combinations made by hand.
Ben O’Meara must be one of those Los Angeles Instagrammers who takes a lot of photos of the sky. He’s that guy who shares photos of the sherbet sunsets with a palm tree or two poking into frame every time the sky puts on a show. He gets the occasional bright sunrise and often the strange glow of clouds, buildings, and the moon at night. This is a guess, obviously, that we take from recently watching Moon Lights Los Angeles, a film of his that meditates on cloudy Los Angeles nights where planes and helicopters look like shooting stars.